Five fun things to do in Cheshire this summer

Looking for things to keep your child busy this summer in Cheshire?

With the six-week holidays just around the corner, your thoughts are probably turning to finding activities to entertain your children while school’s out for the summer. Fortunately, there’s lots to do in Cheshire, including some great Noodle Performance Arts workshops designed to build confidence, nurture talent and help your son or daughter develop vital life skills.

  • Indulge their love of Disney

If your child loves a bit of drama, why not get them to channel their energy in a positive way at one of Noodle Cheshire’s one day Disney-themed musical theatre workshops. Suitable for children aged between four and 12, these sessions will get your youngster singing, dancing and acting. On Friday, August 2, there will be a workshop based on The Lion King, while Toy Story fans can go to infinity and beyond at our session on Friday, August 16. Both workshops will run from 9am to 3.30pm at Altrincham FC in Moss Lane, Altrincham and cost £20 each. Book your child’s placehere.

  • Enjoy the magic of movies in the great outdoors

Going to the cinema is always great fun but it can feel like a waste of good weather if the sun is shining. But don’t worry as there is a way you can enjoy time outdoors and watch a great film in a beautiful setting. Tatton Park will be hosting an open air cinema showing family films from Wednesday, July 24 to Sunday, July 28. The first screening by Luna Kids Cinema will be the Incredibles 2 at 4pm on July 24 and other movies being shown include Dumbo and The Lego Movie 2. Visit www.lunakidscinema.comfor film times and to book tickets.

  • Nurture their talent at summer camp

Our Noodle summer camp is the perfect place for your child to learn about the theatre and develop their acting, singing and dancing skills. Whether your son or daughter is already attending Noodle classes or is a complete newcomer to musical theatre, they’ll have a great time making new friends and working with others to put together a show. Over four days, children aged between five and 14 will work with industry professionals to learn songs and dances which they will perform for their family and friends on the final afternoon of camp. As well as learning to perform, children taking part in the summer school will learn all about backstage craft, sound and lighting so they will gain a good understanding of exactly what goes into producing a show. This year’s Noodle Summer Camp takes place from 9am to 4pm each day from Monday, August 19 to Thursday, August 22. It will be held at The Venue in Rudheath, Northwich and costs £129 per child for all four days – sibling discounts are available. Book your child’s place here.

  • Celebrate Elmer’s birthday with a show

The popular children’s character Elmer, the patchwork elephant, is celebrating his 30thbirthday this year. To mark the occasion, there is a colourful show featuring 21 loveable puppets coming to Northwich Memorial Court on Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18. 

Aimed at children aged three and above, Elmer the Patchwork Elephant Show celebrates individuality and the importance of being yourself in a fun family production. Ticketsare £11 each and the shows are at 1.30pm on the Saturday and 10.30am and 1.30pm on the Sunday. 

  • Rise to the reading challenge

Young readers are encouraged to head to the library to take part in this summer’s space-themed reading challenge. The Space Chase reading challenge is taking place at libraries across Cheshire from now until Saturday, September 7. Children will be encouraged to borrow and read six different books and will collect stickers and solve clues to complete their space mission. At the end of the challenge, children will be given a certificate and a medal. Noodle will also be holding some space-themed workshops at libraries across Cheshire and Trafford – check your local library for details of any forthcoming events.

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